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The Shadow Economy was formed in Berlin in 2010. From the get go the idea was to not let common genre prejudices set the boundaries for the project, but to go with a clean slate and draw from all influences. The sole aim of the project being to generate interesting musical output.
This approach has led to a sound that is as much influenced by electronic music as by a more traditional rock’n’roll sound. The combination of electronic beats with electric guitar and voice creates a very special brand of kraut-electronica that also bares traces of the technoid sound of contemporary Berlin. A bit like Trip-hop but with plenty of push.